Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I’m in!

Just got the word today that my piece, “Home Planet,” is going to be in the 2009 Quilting Arts Calendar! I am over the moon! All the winners are going to be displayed at Quilt Market later this week. (I can’t show it to you now because we are all sworn to secrecy until the calendar comes out!) I'm going to market tomorrow, so I won't be posting for a while, but I’ll have lots to write about when I return.

You can read Quilting Arts editor Pokey Bolton's comments about choosing the winners on her blog, www.quiltingartsblog.com

“Harbinger’s Hope” will be displayed in the Professional Quilter booth, too! And I have samples of two of my new patterns (”The Tulip Bag” and ”A Dozen Hearts”) in the Moda/United Notions booth.

For those of you who don’t know, Quilt Market is held twice a year, once in the fall before the International Quilt Festival in Houston, and once in the spring in a location that changes. This year it is in Portland, Oregon. It’s the place to be to find out what’s new in the quilting world, which is now a $3.3 billion industry annually. (Wow!) I’ll get to see all the new fabric lines, tools and notions, and meet lots of other designers, quilt/fiber artists, quilt shop owners, fabric manufacturers and pattern distributors. I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of the people I’ve met online in quilting-related groups.